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07/19/2013 02:29 pm ET Updated Jul 20, 2013

Facial Cleansers Our Editors Swear By (PHOTOS)

Between germy cell phones, greasy hands and grimy sunglasses, our faces come in contact with quite a lot of filth. So we count on facial cleansers to get rid of the gunk.

Finding the best facial cleanser isn't as easy as strolling the skincare aisle of your local drugstore. Sometimes it takes spending more than a few dollars and unexpected breakouts to discover a face wash that works best for your skin type. However, the editors here have lucked out thanks to word of mouth. So to pay it forward, we are sharing the facial cleansers we swear by.

Check out our top picks below and let us know your favorite facial cleanser.

facial cleansers

Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream, $5, walgreens.com
"This solid cream is gentle, soothing, dissolves makeup and never dries my skin out." - Brie Dyas, senior editor

facial cleansers

Biotherm Biosource Foaming Cleansing Water, $35, rakuten.com
"It's great for my sensitive skin since it's so light, and I also love it because it barely has a scent. The only downside is that it can be hard to find!" - Michelle Persad, fashion and beauty assistant

facial cleansers

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel, $12, mariobadescu.com
"Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel is super light, refreshing and gentle enough to use twice (or even three) times a day." - Renee Jacques, intern

facial cleansers

Acure Facial Cleanser Cleansing Gel, $15, acureorganics.com
"I use Acure facial cleanser. It's organic and great for sensitive skin." - Elyse Siegel, deputy managing editor

facial cleansers

Aveeno Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser, $8, walgreens.com
"One of my biggest skincare issues is hyperpigmentation. So I reach for this brightening cleanser to keep my complexion glowing and free of blemishes." - Dana Oliver, senior beauty editor

facial cleansers

NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash, $35, neostrata.com
"I have rosacea, so this is incredibly gentle and doesn't leave my skin feeling raw or taut. It has no scent and no scary ingredients, either -- which is really hard to find these days. It's also really hard to find, so I order it online." - Rebecca Adams, associate editor

facial cleansers

Johnson's Baby Shampoo, $4, target.com
"For the past eight or nine months, I've been using Johnson's Baby Shampoo as face wash. It's amazing because it works as a makeup remover and a very gentle cleanser for those of us with sensitive skin. [This shampoo is] especially nice around the eyes -- no tears and you can get to the roots of your eyelashes." - Raydene Salinas, photo editor and photographer

facial cleansers

Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Liquid Soap, $10, drbronner.com
"I use Dr. Bronner's for my entire body but you can use it for straight up everything. Even shampoo or toothpaste. (It's a regular apple cider vinegar!) I use peppermint because it makes my skin tingle in a way that's super refreshing in summer." - Lauren Leibowitz, associate editor

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